Clinical Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique that allows patients to have a great degree of focus and control over their internal experiences. This results in feelings of relaxation, access to unconscious processes, and an enhanced ability to generate curative internal imagery, affirmations, insights, and experiences.
Hypnosis can be used to achieve rapid and long-lasting therapeutic effects in treating conditions such as smoking cessation, acute pain, and simple phobias. These conditions can often be successfully treated in just 2-4 sessions.
Hypnosis is generally not used as a standalone treatment, but rather as an additional tool to help accomplish the goals of psychotherapy. When used in this way, hypnosis has been shown effective for more than 30 conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, sleep disturbances such as insomnia and nightmares, and somatic disturbances such as irritable bowel syndrome and chronic pain (including chronic pain with known physiological causes, such as pain associated with cancer)..